Friday, January 30, 2009

A Win-Win Situation -- On and off the court.



Catholic Memorial High School (CMH) has received a grant of $35,000 to implement the Project Lead the Way engineering program. The grant is made possible through the Kern Family Foundation.
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The Kern Family Foundation’s mission includes the objectives of enhancing the lives of others by promoting educational excellence as well as high quality, innovative engineering talent. The Foundation’s partnership with Project Lead the Way (PLTW) is one significant program area that fulfills this mission to increase the quantity and quality of U.S. engineering talent.
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Project Lead the Way is a non‐profit organization focused on introducing and preparing middle and high school students for engineering and technical careers of the future. PLTW forms partnerships with public schools, institutions of higher education and the private sector to increase opportunities for students in engineering and technical fields. Particularly, PLTW provides a high rigor, project‐based curriculum meeting national science and math standards, professional development for teachers and guidance counselors and a comprehensive national support network. PLTW courses are accessible to college‐bound engineering students as well as students who may not have thought of college and a career in a technical field. The courses aim to instill problem‐solving, teamwork, communication and leadership skills in students as well as help them.
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In my effort to make sure I attend an event of every sports team at least once, tonight I watched our Varsity Girls' Basketball team in their victory over Waukesha South.
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Earlier today, the girls team, as well as our hockey players, attended daily mass. Since I arrived I have tried to use each of the Friday daily masses (6:55am in the Our Lady of the Rosary Chapel) as a chance for me to pray and celebrate the Eucharist with one of the sports teams.

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That's CMH -- faith, academics, and extra-curriculars. Congratulations to our varsity Girls team, good luck to the Hockey teams who will compete tomorrow.

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